Fundraising

Donations
Donations

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School year

You can make tax-deductible donations to the International School PTSA. Donations of funds, or in-kind donations, may be matched by your employer, so please check and match your donation if you can!

IS Merchandise
IS Merchandise

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(none)
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School year

Insulated tumblers and magnets for cars with IS logo
Spring Social
Spring Social

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Spring 2018

This is our primary PTSA fundraising event. Families can participate through donating items for sale, purchasing tickets and attending the event, or making a donation toward the Spring Social fundraising goal.

Outreach

Membership
Membership

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July 2018-June 2019

This committee promotes PTSA membership that runs through February each school year. We reached 100% PTSA membership and 100% staff membership in 2018. Our goal is create community with membership. As a committee member you can help develop and promote the membership campaign.

Communications

Facebook
Facebook

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School year

Update PTSA Facebook page according to guidelines.

Monday Messenger
Monday Messenger

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School Year

ISPTSA publishes a weekly newsletter, The Messenger, along with other occasional e-mails to keep our community informed. This includes news from the PTSA, the school, student clubs, the school district and related community organizations. This is the best resource for keeping yourself informed.

Communications from the school include what is published on the school website and the principal newsletter. Associated Student Body (ASB) communicates directly to students each morning via the morning announcements and published in the Titan Times. Titan Times can be found on the school webpage.
Website Editor
Website Editor

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All year

Help edit the content on the website. If you can use a word processing program, you can edit our website. No special web programming skills required.

PTSA Programs

Volunteers
Volunteers

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School Year

Volunteers needed a the MS and HS level are there to support the academic success of IS students. In addition to PTSA programs that are critical to the success of IS, the school needs volunteers too. Please look at the list of open jobs and committees when you register and see if you can find a volunteer job that fits your schedule. We appreciate your support!
Grants
Grants

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(none)
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Multiple Times during the school year

Each year the PTSA grants funds to teachers and other community members to support enrichment programs that benefit students. Examples of past grants include purchasing textbooks and supplies for new courses, band and choir competition entrance fees, equipment for the science, math and PE departments. Typically there are 3 grant cycles in the fall, winter and spring. There is also a special grant cycle associated with the Spring Fundraiser.

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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School Year

The PTSA supports several staff appreciation events throughout the year including providing snacks at parent teacher conferences, holiday dinner, Chinese New Year Celebration and a Spring time luncheon. These events have been supported by classes or community groups.
Parent Class Representatives
Parent Class Representatives

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School Year

One goal for PTSA this year is to increase community involvement and participation. ISPTSA has asked two parents from each grade to serve as grade level leads. These parents will plan and/or coordinate a few group activities for parents in the grade so parents can get to know each other, in addition to acting as liaisons to the membership and staff appreciation committees.
IS Community Back to School Dinner
IS Community Back to School Dinner

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(none)
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Fall 2018

Annual dinner and first PTSA meeting of the year.

PTSA Business

Minutes
Minutes

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School Year

Includes copies of the approved minutes for ISPTSA General Membership Meetings

Student Programs

Reflections
Reflections

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Fall

The Reflections program is an annual cultural arts competition that involves district, state and national PTA participation. The program affords students an opportunity to showcase their creative talents through self-expression of a wholly-original artwork that is theme-oriented.
There are two age categories available to IS students: (a) Middle/Junior (Grades 6-8) and (b) Senior (Grades 9-12).

Other

Archive
Archive

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